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Windows 7: power unit failing?

25 Apr 2017   #1
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 
power unit failing?

Yesterday when powering up my pc i had a black screen message saying my power unit was causing a power surge and was unstable i had a look at it and noticed while the cpu tower and graphivlc card fans were whizzing along the power units one seemed very slow you could almost follow it if you know what mean, am i to assume this is on its way to power unit heaven ?


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25 Apr 2017   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not sure what would produce the message besides a bsod error code
But it would seem so unless the wall outlet is shorting out ?

Can't say I've ever really understood the uk's 240v power feeds for all 120v appliances... approach
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25 Apr 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have never heard of, or seen a power supply of any kind giving such a error code.

Power supplies have no means or methods to set error codes.
When power supplies have a problem they make other hardware set error codes do to a faulty power supply.

It would be helpful if you included what power supply the problem computer has in your (My System Specs).

Jack
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25 Apr 2017   #4
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mickyd View Post
i had a look at it and noticed while the cpu tower and graphic card fans were whizzing along the power units one seemed very slow
Could be your power supply has a variable speed fan. You did not specify a psu in your specs.
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26 Apr 2017   #5
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

Right i have an update to this now, it`s failed on me today when i treid to start it up i held the power button and it went back off i did it again and the unit stayed on but i noticed the fan was off, so i went to take a phot o of it but it had started - i have 2 photos pf said power unit (as for variable soeed i have no idea) andyway i hope this new information helps


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26 Apr 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I see is a very, very dirty power supply.
what I don't see is the brand name of the power supply.

your power supply appears to be a low budget (no name) power supply.
Your spec say your system was custom build. By who?
You have a very old system and it appears a very old power supply.
I'm as positive as I can be that power supply is not capable of posting a error code.

Now you seen the error code so something posted the error code.
Have you run scans with your security programs?
If so what was the results?

Jack
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26 Apr 2017   #7
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

P=IxE

14 amps multiplied by 12 volts equals 168 Watts If it's several Years old it prolly can't push 150 Watts now.

Do Yourself and Your PC a big favor and get a Name Brand PSU that is rated going by the +12 Volts Amps only.
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27 Apr 2017   #8
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

Yeah it is an old one it came with the case i am thinking of building a new pc soon anyway
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27 Apr 2017   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mickyd View Post
Yeah it is an old one it came with the case i am thinking of building a new pc soon anyway
If you get a PSU now that is suitable for your future, (new PC), needs you could use it in this PC until you are ready to proceed with the new build. A new PSU should be fully backwards compatible but may need a few adaptor cables to fit correctly
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06 May 2017   #10
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

My pcs new power unit futureproofed for the new build pc.


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